Even though everyone always claims that there are plenty of fish in the sea, it definitely doesn't always feel like it. Let's keep it real. When a majority of your dates are hit and miss, you can't really be blamed for feeling like there's something up. Here's the real reason why your love life hasn't been as stellar as you hoped it would be.
There's no doubt that we love our parents. But we can admit that they can sometimes be a bit insufferable, especially when it comes to our love lives. Even though it's incredibly sweet that our parents are so invested in making sure that we find love and settle down with the right person, the pressure can end up becoming super intense. To be honest, having them constantly cross the line is just plain frustrating. Just because we're single doesn't mean that we aren't actively looking (or that we need the help). Now, convincing our mothers that we're happy with our lives (not to mention saying that without it coming across in a really negative way) is the hard part.
There's no question that the older you get, the pressure to be in a committed relationship or get married by a certain age will pretty much have a constant presence in your life. But do you really have to have a boyfriend on your birthday just because the big 4-0 [insert fabulous age] has rolled around? Contrary to popular belief, your shelf life has not expired.
It's very common for single folks to worry about finding a potential mate to marry. You may wonder, if I don't meet Mr. Right, should I marry my best male friend?
Do you know exactly what kind of partner you're looking for? While it's almost always wise to know what you want, some experts insist that having a list of criteria for your future mate only sets you up for failure. After all, no one will ever meet every single standard ... or will they?
In this video, Relationship & YourTango Expert Jasbina Ahluwalia answers a reader's question: "I'm almost 40 and still single. What's wrong with me? Why can't I find a good man to settle down with?" 2 Lessons Single Women Over 40 Can Learn From Oprah
Feeling lonely? Don't worry, you're not the only one, and whether you're in a romantic relationship or not, there are ways to get out of your funk and around more people. Being "Alone" Doesn’t Mean Being "Lonely" In this video, Psychotherapist, Author and YourTango Expert Julie Orlov helps a reader who's been single for a while after a tough breakup.
Alright ladies, when it comes to the search for love, there are some things that us gals need to know. If you've been in a major slump because you can't crack the code on how to get a boyfriend, we're going to have to stop right there. Before you can find someone who accepts you for who you are, you have to learn how to accept yourself. After all, self love and confidence really do go a long way!
Do you find yourself at a point in your life where you've accomplished all of your career goals and aspirations, and can finally focus your attention on love? Are you scared or confused about how to make that transition and what you bring to the table?